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Product Design

Product Design helps students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials, techniques and processes.

Product Design requires students to develop their knowledge of design, woods, metals, plastics and composite materials in order to develop successful products

KEY STAGE 3

Students develop skills, knowledge and understanding of safe practice in the workshop. Each student engages in a variety of creative projects intended to boost students understanding of design processes, core design skills and refine student’s ability to engage in a range of resistant materials confidently and safely to produce innovative and original Products.

KEY STAGE 4

Key Stage 4 Product Design is about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability to work independently with a range of resistant materials, combining their design and practical skills with the knowledge and understanding of design in a wider context to produce refined, creative and original quality products

EDUQAS – Art and Design, Three-Dimensional Design – Product Design

Component 1: Coursework portfolio worth 60% of the final Grade.  120 marks available.
Component 2: Externally set assignment, 40% of the overall Grade. 80 Marks available.  Exam portfolio and a ten-hour practical to produce a finished product.

Component 1: Controlled Assessment is split in to two units (60%, 120 Marks)

Unit 1: Students will develop their technical drawings skills, in order to communicate their designs successfully. Students explore a variety of Design eras in order to develop each students understanding of progressive design throughout time. Students will study and develop their skills in the use of resistant materials, developing their knowledge and understanding of key processes, techniques and safe working practice within a workshop.

Unit 2: Students will produce a body of work demonstrating ability to develop a product of their choice. Critically analysing the form and function of other designer’s work, creatively using research and resistant materials to develop a functional and aesthetically pleasing product.

EXAM

Component 2: (Design portfolio and 10 hours practical exam, 40%, 80 Marks)
Externally set assignment, students will select an assignment brief. They will look at a range of designers in order to inform their own designs, producing designs and samples that are developed and improved prior to the practical exam which will be making a produce using a range of resistant materials to confidently make a final product.

Useful Subject & Revision websites

www.eduqas.co.uk
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvg4d2p
https://www.technologystudent.com/prddes1/prddex1.html
https://www.technologystudent.com/joints/joindex.htm
https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/arts-and-crafts
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/modernist-architecture-the-bauhaus-and-beyond
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/space-age-chairs

KEY STAGE 5

EDUQAS – Art and Design, Three-Dimensional Design – Product Design
Component 1: Personal investigation and 1000 word essay worth 60% of the final Grade.  120 marks available.
Component 2: Externally set assignment, 40% of the overall Grade. 80 Marks available.  Exam portfolio and a fifth teen-hour practical to produce a finished product.

Component 1: Controlled Assessment is split in to three units (60%, 120 Marks)

  • Unit 1: Students will develop their technical drawings skills, in order to communicate their designs successfully. Students explore a variety of Designers works in order to develop each students understanding design within a real world context. Students will study and develop their skills in the use of resistant materials, developing their knowledge and understanding of key processes, techniques and safe working practice within a workshop.
  • Unit 2: Students will produce a body of work demonstrating ability to develop a product of their choice. Critically analysing the form and function of other designer’s work, creatively using research and resistant materials to develop a functional and aesthetically pleasing product.

EXAM

Component 2: (Design portfolio and 15 hours practical exam, 40%, 80 Marks)

Externally set assignment, students will select an assignment brief. They will look at a range of designers in order to inform their own designs, producing designs and samples that are developed and improved prior to the practical exam which will be making a produce using a range of resistant materials to confidently make a final product.

Useful Subject & Revision websites

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/art-and-design-as-a-level/?sub_nav_level=course-materials#tab_resourceshttps://www.vam.ac.uk/https://designmuseum.org/

Exam Board 

Eduqas – Art and Design, Three Dimensional Design – Product Design
Component 1: Coursework portfolio worth 60% of the final Grade.  120 marks available.
Component 2: Externally set assignment, 40% of the overall Grade. 80 Marks available.  Exam portfolio and a ten hour practical for the production of a finished product.

Course Content

Over the duration of the course students will partake in practical and theory lessons designed to boost understanding and skill when working with timber, metal, plastics and composites, Students also spend a term developing their existing knowledge and understanding of safe working practice, tools, machinery and processes, students will also be expected to critically analyse the work of other designers, so that they may successfully complete a portfolio of work, worth 60% of their final grade. Within the portfolio pupils must carry out research, analysis, design and reflection activities in order to model, refine and make a successful product. Students will also use their understanding of portfolio construction to develop and refine research and idea developments in order to make a successful product within their ten hour practical exam.

Useful Subject & Revision Websites 

To help pupils succeed in their exam, it is advised pupils look at the following.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/gcse/  please go to Design Technology, Resistant Materials in this section you can revise and test your level of knowledge. We also have a full set of revision power points within the student shared area. 

Contribution to SMSC

As designers students are expected to consider the social, moral and environmental impact of their products.  Students are also expected to design products that are culturally aware, morally and ethically.

Contribution to Wider Curriculum 

STEM gives students the opportunity to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, allowing students to creatively problem solve and develop a variety of innovative products and designs.

Subject Club

Three Dimensional Design: Within the department clubs are structured to give pupils a variety of experiences in design and the development of practical skills.

This year students will have the opportunity to take part in:

Metalsmithing club

Jewellery making

Carpentry club